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  • Angela Splinter
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    Views from Whistler

    June 12, 2018 3:42PM by Angela Splinter

    What a pleasure it was to attend the BCTA Annual Conference and AGM this past weekend in Whistler. I was able to connect with friends and colleagues, and meet some new ones, all while taking in some great speakers and

  • Andrea Morley
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    How to build a healthy kitchen in your truck

    June 7, 2018 7:33AM by Andrea Morley

    If you’re looking to get healthy while working on the road, it can be overwhelming to start when we don’t know exactly what specific changes to make. Additionally, when you spend your days away from home, it can be hard

  • Ray Haight
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    Where do leaders go for advice?

    June 4, 2018 10:02AM by Ray Haight

    Effective leadership in business, politics a family or in any situation or organization is critical to the success of that situation. I have seen and been involved in many situations at many trucking companies, non-profit organizations, and community efforts that

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Let’s try harder to get those on the outside to start looking in

    May 28, 2018 10:52AM by Derek Clouthier

    Trucking is not the only industry with a looming labor shortage knocking at its front door. Several sectors, specifically in the skilled trades, know they will be facing an uphill battle in the coming years as they attempt to attract

  • Isabelle Hétu
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    Why training and professional development matters

    May 28, 2018 9:45AM by Isabelle Hétu

    The shortage of qualified employees, particularly truck drivers, is no secret to anyone who has been in the industry for a while. In fact, it’s been a challenge to recruit and retain individuals for several occupations, whether it is drivers,

  • James Menzies
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    Let’s give military veterans a chance

    May 24, 2018 9:32AM by James Menzies

    One of the highlights of this job, is having the opportunity each year to reward a deserving professional driver. We at Truck News used to do so as part of our long-running Owner-Operator of the Year award, and now we

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Business lessons from the Vegas Golden Knights

    May 21, 2018 10:59PM by Dan Goodwill

    While there are lots of great sports stories at this time of the year, the Vegas Golden Knights should rank at or near the top. Even if they don’t win another game this season, they have exceeded all expectations. They

  • Roger McKnight
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    Canada’s Hadrian’s Wall of hipocrisy

    May 17, 2018 11:47AM by Roger McKnight

    Television news is a carefully curated selection of stories that go 24/7. When it comes to petroleum stories, to get a sense of what it’s like to be the analyst helping the reporter understand what’s going on in the markets, try holding your breath

  • Andrea Morley
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    Why you should go crazy for kettlebells

    May 11, 2018 8:28AM by Andrea Morley

    What’s a kettlebell, and what does it have to do with truckers? No, a kettlebell isn’t what makes the whistle come from a tea kettle. It’s a super versatile, portable piece of workout equipment that I often recommend to drivers.

  • Roger McKnight
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    Vancouver pump prices are highest in North America

    May 11, 2018 7:44AM by Roger McKnight

    There’s the fish that got away story, and then there’s the story that just won’t go away. The first is subject to harmless, outdoorsy embellishment, the second should be subject to a surgical, financial dissection – the Vancouver area pump

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    Surprise truck inspection nets unsafe vehicles

    May 1, 2018 1:42PM by Harry Rudolfs

    Ever wonder if the little trucks ever get pulled over? I got my answer last Wednesday when I got an email that Halton Police’s commercial motor vehicle enforcement unit (CMV) were pulling unsafe trucks off the road at the Premium

  • Dan Goodwill
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    What are trucking companies doing to solve the driver shortage?

    April 27, 2018 12:32PM by Dan Goodwill

    Last week’s Truck World event at the International Centre in Toronto was a great opportunity to connect with old friends and get updated on the state of the freight transportation industry. It was clear from the huge attendance at the

  • Derek Clouthier
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    If you’re profiting off pollution, I question the motives behind a carbon tax plan

    April 26, 2018 1:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    Carbon taxes really are just a money grab our federal and provincial governments have skillfully disguised as a noble effort to reduce our carbon footprint. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about being cleaner, reducing pollution, and making every reasonable

  • James Menzies
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    A bright idea, too long coming

    April 24, 2018 10:48AM by James Menzies

    Ghost vehicles must disappear from our roads

  • Isabelle Hétu
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    Recruiting and retention in the era of new technologies

    April 24, 2018 10:19AM by Isabelle Hétu

    According to the mainstream narrative, automation may be the answer to everything from the driver shortage to how we’ll attract younger people into an industry with an aging workforce. From Elon Musk predicting that semi-autonomous vehicles will roam the streets